Courtney C. Williams

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Courtney C. Williams

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Courtney C. Williams joined the firm as an employment litigation associate in March 2014. Ms. Williams recently relocated from the Norfolk area where she had actively been practicing law for a highly reputable employment firm for the past three years.

In September 2015, Ms. Williams was a co-presenter for the program “Sexism and the Law” at the Virginia State Bar’s 45th Annual Conference on Labor Relations and Employment Law. Super Lawyers Magazine selected Ms. Williams as a “Virginia Rising Star” for 2016 in the field of Employment Law –a distinction presented to less than 2.5% of attorneys in Virginia.

Ms. Williams received her B.A. cum laude in Applied Psychology and Religion from Carson-Newman College in 2007 and her J.D. from William & Mary School of Law in 2010. Throughout college and law school, Ms. Williams remained active in community service, including volunteering with the local Girls and Boys Clubs, and assisting indigent residents obtain AIDS medication and life-sustaining care. In law school, Ms. Williams was a member of the Environmental Law and Policy Review journal, served on the Honor Council, and received honors recognition for Legal Skills.

After law school, Ms. Williams received a fellowship at the Hampton Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, and then went to work for a highly regarded Norfolk law firm, where she focused on employment law, business litigation, representing licensees before the various boards with the Virginia Department of Health Professions, and Virginia Unemployment Claims and Appeals.

Ms. Williams co-authored “VA Unemployment Claims” and has been a lecturer at The Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association’s 2013 Annual Bench Bar Conference, and at William & Mary Law School. Ms. Williams served as President of the Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Ms. Williams also served as an instructor on Contract Law for James Madison University’s Paralegal Certificate Program.

Ms. Williams is licensed to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice law in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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